So i will be the first to admit, i have has some serious issues with anthem in the past, so much so that i actually got rid of my avm60 and went a different route, but ended up back with a different acm60.
So i have had my system running well with arc2 and was actually pretty darn happy with it. But like anyone i wanted to see what all the genesis buzz was about. And i honestly didnt really expect much, seeing as i thought i was great already. But man was i wrong. So heres the system, 95f, 55c, 15b, and dual sb4000. I ran genesis, and got all my targets the way i wanted them and uploaded. To my surprise genesis took what i thought was good to another level. Best way i can explain it, its like going from cheap interconnects to quality interconnects. Lol, i know here comes the wires dont matter comments, lol. But with the little bit of time i got to listen this morning i was impressed. I have to retract my statement of the past about anthem being just a so so product. The main thing i noticed right off the bat was that everything seemed to have a better balance in the soundstage, the imaging seemed to be even more correct. With arc2 music seemed to be vailed. While i will admit i only listened to music so far running it thru my rega dac. I am intrested to see how music sounds using the avm60 dac. But the sceen on a movie called 33, where this big bolder well and smashed a truck and sent the truck flying towards the screen, the low end actually had punch now. It literally felt like the truck smashed right into me. I will be putting genesis thru its pace's this weekend. Hunter killer, a quiet place, ready player one, john wick, the revereant and a few others will being played. The only thing i cant wait for now is, for my college child to move out of my basement so i can setup the system in atmos. Currently i am only able to run 5.1 in my main room due to having vaulted ceilings and no place to put rear speakers as my mlp is against the back wall. But all in all i will say i am very impressed at the new version of arc, and strongly recommend it